What Happens When The Government Shuts Down 94 Percent of the EPA

factory with smoke stack

Most of the government workers monitoring your air quality, water, and chemical spills got sent home. What now? 

Can We Finally Have a Serious Talk About Population?

A view of Sao Paulo, Brazil, one of the world's largest megacities with nearly 20 million people.

Alan Weisman, bestselling author of The World Without Us, tackles the world’s exploding human population in his new book, Countdown.

6 Scary Conclusions in the UN’s New Climate Report


Scientists are more sure than ever that we’re behind global warming, and that it’s going to be bad.

Live from Stockholm: Global Science Panel Releases Landmark Climate Report


Scientists warn of “unequivocal” climate change that is “unprecedented over decades to millennia.”

World Scientists Put Finishing Touches on Major Climate Report

Activists erect a tribute to melting ice outside the IPCC's meeting hall in Stockholm. Tim McDonnell/Climate Desk

In Stockholm, top climate experts are fueling up on coffee as they work through the night to synthesize five years of science.


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